SP's Naval Forces - August-September 2021<< Previous Issue
The question we need to ask is this: Do we want to be a regional power and have the capability to be counted in the Indian Ocean and the larger Indo-Pacific? If yes, then we need to invest in maritime capability and a potent Navy. There is a need for air power at sea and it is here and now.
Vikrant is also known as the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1, or IAC-1. It will be the second ship to bear the name ‘Vikrant’. The first Vikrant was the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy that served in the 1971 Bangladesh war and was decommissioned in 1997.
Chaired by the Indian PM, UNSC’s high level open debate about the maritime domain was attended by several important country representatives and members of the council over extensive discussion
In a major message to Beijing, Indian Navy made its presence felt in the waters of the South China Sea in August when a task force of four warships sailed on a two-month deployment that included Malabar 2021 naval exercises with India’s QUAD partners
Indian Navy (IN) participated in the sea phase of Exercise Malabar 2021 from August 26-29, 2021 along with the US Navy (USN), Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
In an interview with SP’s Naval Forces, Ravi Nirgudkar, Managing Director India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka - BAE Systems, outlines the company’s support to Indian government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ policies
China is entering this space created by the withdrawal of US troops. It will like to swiftly maneuver in order to gain significant advantage towards solidifying its continental strategy driven by BRI.
Both India and Australia agreed to work jointly to realise full potential of the bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP)
After a lapse of over a decade, MoD now has again revived the project to indigenously build 4 x LPDs for the Indian Navy
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) presented the latest models of Russian naval equipment and coastal surveillance and defence system to foreign customers during the tenth anniversary International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2021) in St. Petersburg.
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha, seventh in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), was commissioned by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Chennai on August 28, 2021.
The Indian Navy (IN) has signed a contract on August 31, 2021 with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for supply of the first indigenous, Naval Anti Drone System (NADS) with both hard kill and soft kill capabilities.
It was reported on September 12, 2021 that to move from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make from India’, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), Kolkata, has signed a MoU with Naval Group, France...
As part of commemorative activities of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Indian Navy under the aegis of Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA) has planned to conduct Sailing regattas and a sail parade by Sailing boats...
A Boeing-led team has demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capabilities in a virtual environment using the Navy’s MQ-25™ Stingray™ unmanned aerial refueler, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne command-and-control aircraft and the F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade, assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff at a formal ceremony held on July 31, 2021 at South Block, New Delhi.
In the lead article, former Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, makes a cogent case for Aircraft Carriers in the Indian Navy, especially the induction of a second aircraft carrier, in spite of the programme facing many headwinds.